Continuity of Operations

 

Bastrop Central Appraisal District’s top priority is the health and well-being of our employees and the property owners of Bastrop County. We are closely monitoring updates from local, federal and world health communities, and are committed to being as responsive as possible as the situation evolves. As of noon on 3/19/2020, we have closed our office to the public until further notice.  Texas continues to implement a comprehensive plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including strategies to reduce preventable in-person contact. These plans are in accordance with the CDC guidelines and Governor Abbot’s recommendations.

Bastrop CAD employees will continue to work on behalf of the property owners and taxing entities of Bastrop County.  We are available to assist by the following ways:

  • Online: Property owners can find key information on our website. Homestead Exemption and Agricultural Forms are available as well as other forms such as business personal property renditions, and change of address forms.
  • Email: Property owners may submit applications by email. Bastrop CAD is not equipped to receive online filing of these applications. At this time, we require the applications be signed and attached to an email in a pdf format. We CAN NOT accept any other format other than pdf due to legibility of the documents. Any other format will be returned as unacceptable.
  • Mail: Property owners may continue to submit applications through the US Postal Service.
  • Phone: Property owners can reach our office by calling us at 512-303-1930. A complete directory is available on our website under contacts.
  • Office Dropbox: Property owners can drop off documents at the secure dropbox at our office located at 212 Jackson Street, Bastrop, Texas. This dropbox is available during the business hours of 7:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. It is located at the front door of the building. We will have envelopes available for you to place all documents within and place the envelope in the dropbox. Please note the dropbox on the south side of the building is closed as the receptacle WILL NOT accept applications.

The various deadlines we face are listed below. Operations at the appraisal district will continue as fully staffed, with no contact to the public.  We believe we will be able to fulfill the requirements to meet these deadlines and do not foresee the deadlines changing. We will update our website as changes occur.

Deadlines:

• Personal Property Rendition form due date is April 15th. extended to May 15th with no penalty.
• Homestead exemption application due date is April 30th.
• Agricultural/Wildlife application due date is April 30th extended to May 30th with no penalty.

Notice of Value:

• Property Tax Code Section 25.19 requires that by April 1 or as soon thereafter as practical of every year, appraisal districts are required to send notices of appraised value to property owners if the value of their property increased, if the appraised value is greater than the rendered value, the property was newly added to the roll, or an exemption was cancelled or reduced.

• Bastrop CAD has scheduled Notice of Appraised Values to be mailed on April 17thpushed out to April 30th

Protests:

• This year the deadline will be May 18th30 days from date of notice is May 30th, this date falls on a Saturday, deadline to file protest is now June 1st.  Pursuant to the Property Tax Code the deadline is May 15th or 30 days after the date of notice.
• Informal hearings will start on or about April 23rd.  May 7th.
• Formal hearings will start on or about June 2nd.
• Additional information can be found on our website under Forms & Guidelines/Protest Forms or under ARB

We will do our best to exercise prudence and good judgement in our interaction with the public, for everyone’s safeguard.

Contact Information
(512) 303-1930(512) 303-4805bcad@bastropcad.org
P.O. Drawer 578
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our Mission

“To provide quality service with the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, and respect.  We will uphold these standards while providing an accurate, fair, and cost-effective appraisal roll for use in property tax assessment, while adhering to the property tax laws of the State of Texas.”

Boards and Committees

Board of Directors

Appraisal Review Board

Citizens Advisory Committee

Next Board of Directors Meeting 4/23/2020